Marriotts breach response is so bad, security experts are filling in the gaps at their own expense

Last Friday, Marriott sent out millions of emails warning of a massive data breach — some 500 million guest reservations had been stolen from its Starwood database. One problem: the email sender’s domain didn’t look like it came from Marriott at all. Marriott sent its notification email from “email-marriott.com,” which…

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Tim Berners-Lee is on a mission to decentralize the web

“I’ve always believed the web is for everyone,” wrote Tim Berners-Lee, the well-known (and knighted) creator of the World Wide Web. How to save your privacy from the Internet’s clutches The timing couldn’t be better. The last year has been plagued with scandals, from Cambridge Analytica, a data analysis firm that…

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US lawmakers warn spy chief that deep fakes are a national security threat

What once sounded like science fiction is now a reality: creating almost-perfectly faked videos of people saying things they never did. Surprise: Now they’re a reality, thanks to modern computing power and the power to instantly share it on the world’s social stage. But U.S. lawmakers are worried that these…

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Apple is rebuilding Maps from the ground up

I’m not sure if you’re aware, but the launch of Apple Maps went poorly. After a rough first impression, an apology from the CEO, several years of patching holes with data partnerships and some glimmers of light with long-awaited transit directions and improvements in business, parking and place data, Apple Maps…

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